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Image Publisher Eric Stephenson Asks Comics Industry to Embrace Change Over Tradition

Stephenson says that there are changes that can be implemented in order to improve the comics market--and one of the biggest is that the industry needs to not allow itself to be beholden to tradition or nostalgia because that's "the way [it's] always been done."

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Bill Murray Crashes Bachelor Party, Gives Great Speech, Continues to Be the Best

I bet these guys will want to relive this day over and over and over...

Sorry, future best men. You might as well just give up on throwing the world's best bachelor party now, because Bill Murray bestowed that honor on EJ and his buddies. He crashed their party and gave some great advice on how to know when to marry someone, even though it's a bit late for EJ.

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Stop Making Fun of Valley Girls Because You Might Sound Just like Them: Uptalk Dialect Spreading to Male Speakers

Linguistics are so fascinating?

So you know that thing called "uptalk," where a speaker ends a sentences by raising the pitch like they're asking a question? And how it's generally attributed to a very specific type of young woman? And how those women get made fun of a lot? According to new research, the speech pattern has expanded to other demographic groups -- including guys.

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The Story Behind the “Fear of the Unknown” Quote from Pixar’s “Day & Night” Short

Warning: If you don't want to read spoilers to the short before Toy Story 3, scroll on down past this post. Day & Night is the terrific Pixar short film that screens before the even greater Toy Story 3. Directed by first-time helmsman and animator Teddy Newton, who also voices a Deep Throat-esque character Chatter Telephone in Toy Story 3, the short is a uniquely visualized tale about the embodiments of day and night meeting one another for the first time, and not liking what they see in one another. In my conversations with moviegoers this past weekend, I've discovered a good number of people are curious about the source of the "fear of the unknown" speech that the two characters hear playing from a radio tower in Day & Night. Well, we did a little digging, and this is what we found:

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